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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 8-16-13


5 in elevator at Newseum in Washington, DCBy Ron Miller
Ness Blogger

It's Friday and that means it's time for our weekly feature where we search the Web looking for 5 interesting, funny and poignant links for developers and IT Pros.

If you missed our most recent post, Infographic: The Internet's top players, please check it out. Everything you wanted to know about the Internet in one easy infographic: Who's the top browser? We got that. Which company is in second after Facebook in social? The answer might surprise you. I give you the Internet in a nutshell.  

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

The Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts On Twitter | Huffington Post

If you're looking to understand what's happening in the world of cloud computing, one way to do it is to follow a bunch of experts in the field. This article pulls together a list of what this author believes to be the top 100 experts worth following on Twitter and includes a convenient link so you can subscribe to the list in one click.

Advice from sys admins, for sys admins | ITworld 

What better way to learn about your profession and how to do it right, then from fellow pros in your field. In this piece, you can hear what other sys admins are doing, and a lot of it involves understanding that mistakes happen and learning to deal with them gracefully.

A Farewell to BlackBerry | LinkedIn

Horace Dediu looks at the decline and fall of Blackberry, a small company that owned the smartphone space in the days before iPhone and Android came along and killed it. Dediu points out that for a vibrant space, mobile has a habit of chewing up and spitting out companies in a hurry. Apple and Google may want to be paying attention.

Forrester: AWS & Azure in Tight Race for Cloud Developers | The Enterprise Cloud Site

A new cloud survey from Forrester shows that Amazon Web Services only has a slight lead over Microsoft Azure in the race for developer mindshare. It would seem to me that developers would mix and match and use the services that make most sense at any given moment depending on the nature of the project.  

 Insure The Hacks Away (Well, at Least Shift Some of the Risk) | CSC CIO Engage

One way to deal with the hacking epidemic facing organizations today is to get insurance. That way if you're hacked, you can have an insurance company deal with part of the cost associated with the event, but it's only part of an overall security strategy and you shouldn't rely on it.

Photo by Ron Miller Used under Creative Commons Share Alike/Attribution License.

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